On the #RoadtoNationals and Ready to Compete in October

Seven of NFTE Chicago Metro’s top young entrepreneurs have qualified for nationals and are headed to the final rounds of the National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge this fall:

Nayla Walker, age 18, of Perspectives Leadership Academy. Nayla’s business, Blyss, is an online accessory/clothing shop that depicts girls of color as smart, strong, brave, and creative, in inspirational stories. The characters are shown on the clothes/accessories.

Kristina Vargas, age 18, of Holy Trinity High School. Kristina’s business, Dia-BEAT-It is a subscription box that comes once a month that provides the needs and wants of a diabetic.

Yetunde Arongudade, age 18, Antonio Finley, age 19, TyVon Jones, age 19, Diate Jackson, age 18, and Hasan Lipscomb, age 18, all of Chicago, IL. Their business, DesignAhhJean, is a service that customizes jeans based on the clients’ unique styles.